Child Justice Amendment Bill [B 32B-2018]Call for comments opened 05 February 2019 Share this page:
Submissions are now closed (since 01 March 2019)
The Select Committee on Security and Justice invites you to submit written submissions on the Child Justice Amendment Bill [B 32B-2018] (National Assembly– sec 75).
The Child Justice Amendment Bill seeks, amongst other matters, to:
• amend the Child Justice Act, 2008, so as to amend a definition;
• further regulate the minimum age of criminal capacity;
• further regulate the provisions relating to the decision to prosecute a child who is 12 years or older but under the age of 14 years;
• further regulate the proof of criminal capacity;
• further regulate the assessment report by the probation officer;
• further regulate the factors to be considered by a prosecutor when diverting a matter before a preliminary inquiry;
• further regulate the factors to be considered by an inquiry magistrate when diverting a matter at a preliminary inquiry;
• further regulate the orders that may be made at the preliminary inquiry;
• amend wording in order to facilitate the interpretation of a phrase; and
• further regulate the factors to be considered by a judicial officer when diverting a matter in a child justice court;
Written submissions must be received by no later than 1 March 2019.
Comments can be emailed to Mr G Dixon at [email protected] by no later than Friday, 1 March 2019.
Enquiries can be directed to Mr G Dixon on tel (021) 403 3771
Issued by Hon. SG Mthimunye, MP, Chairperson: Select Committee on Security and Justice.